2016 Annual Report

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Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

ATSA

2016 Annual Report Sound Research | Effective Practice | Informed Policy | Comprehensive Prevention

A word from ATSA’s leadership The mission of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is to prevent sexual abuse. We do this by advocating for and supporting sound research, effective practice, informed policy, and comprehensive prevention. We are pleased at the continued progress ATSA made during 2016 in each of these four areas. fnlsdoijgdln vghnlhoafb lavhje v lohd v orjporio jngioo oijgdln vghnlhoafb lavhje v lohd v orjporio jn oijgdln vghnlhoafb lavhje v lohd v orjporio jnoijgdln vghnlhoafb lavhje v lohd v orjporio jnoijgdln vghnlhoafb lavhje v lohd v orjporio jnnko;lko;lknn

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Dr. Michael Miner President



Maia Christopher Executive Director

Michael Miner, Ph.D., LP President (2016-2017)

Highlights from 2016 ATSA enjoyed a productive 2016, with several key accomplishments in each of our four goal areas.

Sound Research ATSA produced eight issues of our peer-reviewed journal, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, which received an impact factor of 2.926. ATSA presented Pre-Doctoral Research Grants and Graduate Research Awards to four students, and Poster Awards to two students. Other?

Effective Practice The first-ever ATSA Master Classes curriculum was brought online, offering professionals everywhere the opportunity to receive continuing education credits as they learn about evidence-based best practices from leading experts throughout the world. ATSA produced a position paper regarding effective treatment for adult males who have sexually offended. ATSA facilitated #,### treatment referrals.

Informed Policy ATSA issued a declaration opposing an international Megan’s Law. ATSA issued a formal response to the Supplemental Guidelines for Juvenile Registration Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) regarding issues related to 1) the waiver of children over to the adult criminal justice system, and 2) the consistency of jurisdiction-based registry systems. ATSA responded to more than ## media requests for comments on issues or general information. Continued on page 10

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ATSA’s 35th Annual Conference ATSA’s 35th Annual Research and Treatment Conference in Orlando, Florida, drew 1,280 attendees from 13 countries and territories. The theme for the conference – “Different Roles, Same Goals: Preventing Sexual Abuse” – encouraged participants to recognize that preventing sexual abuse is an effort that requires the collaboration of individuals from many fields and areas of expertise.

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people attended the 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida

Conference participants were able to receive continuing education credits in several professional areas as they learned about the latest research and best practices in prevention, treatment, and management related to sexual abuse. In total, 703 individuals signed up for